Danfoss Flomatic Corp. complies with California and Vermont lead-free legislation that went into effect Jan. 1, 2010 for all valve products. For Danfoss Flomatic customers, there is no need for new part numbers or special-order unleaded valves that are compliant because Flomatic is compliant, and has been for years.

Danfoss Flomatic Valves introduced the industry’s first unleaded bronze ENVIRO-CHECK in 1996, which have been recognized as an acceptable material for California Prop 65.

This new bill has revised the term “lead-free,” “to refer not to the lead content of pipes and pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures, but to a weighted average lead content of the wetted surface area of the pipes, fittings, and fixtures of not more than 0.25 percent.”

Nick Farrara, Danfoss Flomatic vice president of sales, states, "We have taken a leadership role which will ensure continuous improvement in processes that impact on the environment. This is consistent with our environmental policy and our ISO 9001 and 14001 environmental registrations. I’m convinced that in the future, unleaded materials with less than 0.25-percent lead will be a requirement in all markets."